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After School Framework

Initially developed by the New York Hall of Science to establish a partnership with a local Boys and Girls Club, this four-week After School Framework designed for children between the ages of 8 to 12 highlights NISE Net activities, demos and programs and provides the children with a basic understanding and appreciation for nanoscale science concepts.

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NISE Net Museum & Community Partnerships Project Summative Evaluation Report (2017)

In 2015, NSF provided supplemental funding that enabled the Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network (NISE Net) to help NISE Network partners: 1. Broaden the Network’s reach by engaging audiences that the partner organizations were not currently serving and are traditionally underserved by science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) institutions and underrepresented in STEM fields 2. Create new or expanded collaborations between NISE Net partners and local community partners The project was designed for existing, active NISE Network partners (...

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Online Brown-Bag: Planning a Museum and Community Partnership Project (Recorded)

This conversation provides an introduction to NISE Net’s new Museum & Community Partnerships project, which will support efforts by Network partners to develop or improve existing partnerships with local community-based organizations. Through these partnerships, museums will be able to extend their reach to underserved audiences and help community organizations provide high-quality STEM learning experiences to their audiences. During the brown-bag, presenters introduce the project and walk through the eligibility and application process for the physical Explore Science kit. We’ll also...

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portable tabletop exhibition by OMSI

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Nanotechnology portable table-top exhibition for outreach

This is a portable table-top bilingual (English/ Spanish) exhibition designed for outreach. The exhibition invites visitors to explore the secrets of nanotechnology in settings such as community fairs and science festivals. All components were designed and developed to be easily transportable and durable to withstand different kinds of environments. Nanotechnology: What’s the Big Deal? portable table-top exhibits were developed by the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) for the NISE Network.

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Online Brown-Bag: Beyond NanoDays - New Ideas for Presenting the Smallest Science (Recorded)

Everyone loves NanoDays festivities, but how do you keep people excited about nano the rest of the year? Join us to discover the innovative ways your colleagues are introducing nano outside of NanoDays! We’ll learn how partners are incorporating nano into nature detective activities, take-home workbooks shared at public events such as minor league baseball games, and exciting flash mobs. Come and learn some new ways to present the smallest science!

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Nano Science & Engineering Outreach Education Classroom Program

This hour long classroom program introduces nano science and nanotechnology as a leading, cutting edge science with an emphasis on nano in nature, health, energy and the environment. The class includes a PowerPoint presentation, three minute video, nine self-guided activities set up as “stations” around the classroom along with a concluding, teacher facilitated class discussion. This program was created for the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry’s (OMSI) Outreach Unit. It has been designed for 4th – 8th graders and travels to elementary and middle schools in seven states around the...

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